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EASE OF MAINTENANCE

This Uni-Bell Technical Report, "UNI-TR-3-03, Maintenance of PVC Sewer Pipe," provides details on PVC's ease of maintenance. The report summarizes information gathered from system managers and maintenance personnel. Supporting data in the report was obtained from field evaluations and laboratory research.

EVALUATING LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENTS FOR UNDERGROUND INFRASTRUCTURE

Sustainable Solutions Corporation (SSC) paper on the importance of using transparent and verifiable standards when determining the environmental impacts of a pipe product. No other pipe material has disclosed environmental impact to as transparent and regulated a degree as the PVC pipe industry.

PVC VS. FIBERGLASS (FRP) GRAVITY SEWER

This comparison of PVC and fiberglass gravity sewer pipes is based on decades of flexible-pipe research and field experience. A review of the properties and capabilities of both materials shows PVC to be the better choice.

PVC VS. POLYPROPYLENE (PP) SANITARY SEWER PIPE – FOR CANADIAN MARKET

This Canada-specific comparison of PVC and polypropylene (PP) sewer pipes is based on: (1) For PVC sewer pipe – decades of research and field experience: (2) For PP’s new sanitary-sewer pipe – brief history of usage with unknown longevity.

SUSTAINABLE AND COST-EFFECTIVE

This Issue Brief presents facts that demonstrate PVC is the cost-effective and sustainable choice.

TRENCHLESS TECHNOLOGY MAGAZINE SURVEY IN THE 2010 PIPE MATERIALS GUIDE

Shows that for trenchless applications PVC is by far the most widely used pipe, with the longest life cycle and is easiest to maintain or rehab (see pages 8-11).